Thirteen years into her primary care practice, Dr. Carrie Cardenas realized she needed a change. The San Diego internal medicine physician moved away from working at her clinic and developed a program that helped patients transition out of the hospital to their home as well as through various stages of their life.
While she loved her new position, and connecting and educating her new patients, Dr. Cardenas missed the continuity of care that she had in her own clinic. So, with the help of Specialdocs Consultants, Dr. Cardenas executed the purchase of an existing concierge medicine practice and launched her own concierge practice.
She says the change to concierge medicine has been, “life-changing and rejuvenating. It brought back all the reasons why I went into medicine.”
Watch Dr. Cardenas’ full story below.
Revolutionary Journeys to Concierge Medicine is a video series, presented by Specialdocs Consultants, depicting the paths of physicians who’ve transitioned from traditional practice to a concierge model practice. In their own words, the physicians illustrate the continuing challenges of the traditional practice model and how they were able to make a successful transition to concierge medicine.